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  • Paperback
  • 179 pages
  • CivilWarLand in Bad Decline
  • George Saunders
  • English
  • 04 May 2019
  • 0099595818

10 thoughts on “CivilWarLand in Bad Decline

  1. says:

    What a degraded cosmos. We live in a world where cruelty towards others is becomingandaccepted how easy we rationalize our self righteous anger against someone who cut us off, brought us an undercooked meal, said something stupid, etc., and even seen as funny Saunders, like the ghost of Christmas future, would like to show us where that is leading us Civilwarland In Bad Decline, his first collection of stories, paints a grim portrait of a near future filled with everything from What a degraded cosmos. We live in a world where cruelty towards others is becomingandaccepted how easy we rationalize our self righteous anger against someone who cut us off, brought us an undercooked meal, said something stupid, etc., and even seen as funny Saunders, like the ghost of Christmas future, would like to show ...


  2. says:

    Have you ever heard a politically incorrect joke and laughed, and then felt guilty, but then laughed again Have you ever driven by a car wreck and slowed down to see the emergency response vehicles, and the vehicle made to look like a damaged accordion Have you ever watched a reality TV show and saw folks fighting each other and tearing clothes and being separated by bouncers and realized you were hypnotized by the gross lowest common denominator humanity Have you read Civilwarland in Bad Declin Have you ever heard a politically incorrect joke and laughed...


  3. says:

    Man, this little guyI can t fault it a single sentence Every story in this tiny collection made me want to high five the author with one hand and cradle my hanging head in the other Maybe I was a bit hard on his later Pastoralia because I needed to warm up to Saunders, maybe my head was just in the right space this time around, or perhaps this really is the superior group of stories Whatever magical trippydippy cosmos aligning parade of f ck yeah was going on, I dug the expletive deleted Man, this little guyI can t fault it a single sentence Every story in this tiny collection made me want to high five the author with one hand and cradle my hanging head in the other Maybe I was a bit hard on his later Pastoralia because I needed to warm up to Saunders, maybe my head was just in the right space this time around, or perhaps this really is the superior group of stories Whatever magical trippydippy cosmos aligning parade of f ck yeah was going on, I dug the expletive deleted outta this thing To start the New Year off in tune with my hangover bluuuuues, I couldn t have asked for aappropriate tone than Saunders bomb crater soul with somehow ...


  4. says:

    Using lavish grotesque and generously mocking political correctness and hypocrisy George Saunders thrashes everyday life to pitiful trash, reducing the States to the ridiculous dystopia of dark ages.That night I sleep a troubled sleep beside a fetid stream I dream of Limbo, a tiny room full of dull people eternally discussing their dental work while sipping lukewarm tea I wake at first light and hike through miles of failing forest and around noon arrive in a village of paranoiacs standing wit Using lavish grotesque and generously mocking political correctness and hypocrisy George Saunders thrashes everyday life to pitiful trash, reducing the States to the ridiculous dystopia of dark ages.That night I sleep a troubled sleep beside a fetid stream I dream of Limbo, a tiny room full of dull people eternally discussing their dental work while sipping lukewarm tea I wake at first light and hike through miles of failing forest and around noon arrive in a village of paranoiacs standing with rifles in the doorways of flapper era homes It s a nice town No signs of plunder or panic The McDonald s has been occupied by the radical Church of Appropriate Humility Everyone calls them Guilters The ultimate Guilter ritual is when one of them goes into a frenzy and thrusts his or her hand into a deep fryer A mangled hand is a badge of honor All the elders have two, and need to be helped on and off w...


  5. says:

    Welcome to the OccupationThe whole way through George Saunders first collection of short stories, there are suggestions that the world is not as it should be.Imagine a world like this, totally unlike our own The characters and narrators are or are surrounded by kooks and wackos People have names like Shirleen and Melvin Where there were once cornfields and flood plains, there are now parking stations and theme parks Gangs invade civil war re enactments All dreams are defiled All entertai Welcome to the OccupationThe whole way through George Saunders first collection of short stories, there are suggestions that the world is not as it should be.Imagine a world like this, totally unlike our own The characters and narrators are or are surrounded by kooks and wackos People have names like Shirleen and Melvin Where there were once cornfields and flood plains, there are now parking stations and theme parks Gangs invade civil war re enactments All dreams are defiled All entertainment is simulated Muzak reigns All other music is lip synched All consumer items are fake or synthetic All advertising is misleading All flavouring is artificial Outside homes are suspended signs saying,Homogeneity, Sweet HomogeneityA Randian Bountytown welcomes you with the greeting,Where merit is king and so are youSuccess in the community m...


  6. says:

    I already knew liked the title track so I skipped to the big novella Bounty and thought hello hello this is like a Motown follow up where say Reach Out I ll be There was followed up by Standing in the Shadows of Love which is like the same song tweaked a bit but still great or I Can t Help Myself followed up by It s the Same Old Song which really is, how daringly blatant they were I thought this was a short story collection but it slike a rock opera, where the stories in I already knew liked the title track so I skipped to the big novella Bounty and thought hello hello this is like a Motown follow up where say Reach Out I ll be There was followed up by Standing in the Shadows of Love which is like the same song tweaked a bit but still great or I Can t Help Myself followed up by It s the Same Old Song which really is, ...


  7. says:

    Me at 18 I read Vonnegut I read Tom Robbins I read Mark Leyner I read Douglas Adams I had just left the nest in a small Oklahoma town I knew hardship I knew the void of culture that threatens to suck you in like a black hole I knew the vapid anguish that takes center stage in Saunders stories Humor was therapy then, the absurd a close friend We scoffed at the religious majority and their follies, poked fun at the consumerist drone of daily existence Then came anger and resentment Bu Me at 18 I read Vonnegut I read Tom Robbins I read Mark Leyner I read Douglas Adams I had just left the nest in a small Oklahoma town I knew hardship I knew the void of culture that threatens to suck you in like a black hole I knew the vapid anguish that takes center stage in Saunders stories Humor was therapy then, the absurd a close friend We scoffed at the religious majority and their follies, poked fun at the consumerist drone of daily existence Then came anger and resentment But now, now a quiet concern and disappointment that the world is truly this disturbing, that it wasn t just a cruel joke, and that lessons are painfully slow to be learned by our obstinate population.And then there is George Saunders, always good for a laugh And such high ratings Such acclaim and I see his consistent voice of contempt and clever constructions of a world not unlike ours but just a bitfocused on the details of its unpleasant and ludi...


  8. says:

    These are the funniest future hellscapes I ve ever read I likely scared the neighbors with my crazed laughter about the brothel in the former Safeway and the pickled fetus exhibition And the ghost swearing in Latin And the slaveowner saying he is a kind and civilized man But I digress.These stories, when taken together, revolve around the same hyperkinetic image of a future America, dreaming of eternal happiness while sloughing in mud, rich, violent and yet so fawningly humble, religious and These are the funniest future hellscapes I ve ever read I likely scared the neighbors with my crazed laughter about the brothel in the former Safeway and the pickled fetus exhibition And the ghost swearing in Latin And the slaveowner saying he is a kind and civilized man But I digress.These stories, when taken together, revolve around the same hyperkinetic image of a future America, dreaming of eternal happiness while sloughing in mud, rich, violent and yet s...


  9. says:

    The past couple of months, two activities have dominated my leisure time reading and watching NBA hoops After reading CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, I was reminded of a hoops argument that I think should carry over to modern literature as well The argument has to deal with the unceasing quest for the so called next Michael Jordan Michael Jordan was the transcendent athlete, if not public figure, of my childhood There are a generation of kids who still drink Gatorade, buy Nikes, and wear Hanes The past couple of ...


  10. says:

    Poor George Saunders must have had a real real bad theme park experience in his youth This collection of stories makes the dystopia of Zombieland seem sedate I love Saunders take on American consumption and t...


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CivilWarLand in Bad Decline Six Short Stories And A Novella Set In A Dystopian Near Future In Which America Has Become Little Than A Theme Park In Terminal Disrepair, They Constitute A Searching And Bitterly Humorous Commentary On The Current State Of The American Dream.Funny, Sad, Bleak, Weird, Toxic The Future Of America As The Free Market Runs Rampant,the Environment Skids Into Disarray, And Civilization Dissolves Into Surreal Chaos These Wacky, Brilliant, Hilarious And Entirely Original Stories Cue Us In On George Saunder S Skewed Vision Of The Legacy We Are Creating Against The Backdrop Of Our Devolvement, Our Own Worst Tendencies And Greatest Virtues Are Weirdly Illuminated.


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